Rumor: Red Dead Redemption 2 On PC Looking More Likely As More Info Supposedly Leaks

The Social Club's data mine shows off support for DirectX 12, as well as a myriad of graphical sliders for PC users.
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It's probably only a matter of time now, as more information on Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC leaks. Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games, on the whole, is quite notorious for bringing their big AAA titles to PC much later compared to the regular console platforms like the PS4 and Xbox One. Grand Theft Auto V only saw its release for the PC after initially releasing on last-gen consoles and then current-gen consoles, while the Red Dead series itself still isn’t on the PC at all. However, with the release of Red Dead Online and the growing possibility for more players to the title, new leaks seem to suggest that we may be getting an announcement for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC soon.

This rumor mill is nothing new, and I wouldn’t expect if a few months went by without hearing of any supposed news that Rockstar’s Western action title will be making its way to the PC. However, now we have some rather concrete proof of it, courtesy of the very attentive users at GTAForums, as collected over on ResetEra.

According to the leak, the PC settings for Red Dead Redemption 2 have surfaced from the game’s companion app, the Social Club. These references can be found in the app’s files, and the app makes numerous remarks on graphics, display, system, audio and more. In particular, there’s also a direct reference to DirectX 12, which means that the supposed PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 will support Microsoft’s most recent DirectX offering.

As for the settings uncovered, here are some of the expected sliders you can tinker about according to the leaked code:

  • Tessellation
  • LOD
  • Shadow Quality
  • Reflection Quality
  • FXAA
  • Texture Quality
  • Particle Quality
  • Water Quality
  • Lighting Quality
  • Grass Quality
  • Shader Quality

If proven to be true, then this iteration of Red Dead Redemption 2 could be the next Grand Theft Auto V for the PC. Even though it’s been out for more than six whole years now, Grand Theft Auto V continues to test the limits of PCs at higher settings, making the game the ideal choice for a lot of benchmarks for computer hardware. Then again, that port was incredibly detailed and well-optimized, which might be the result of Rockstar doubling down after the fiasco of a port for Grand Theft Auto IV.

In any case, while we should most likely wait for an official announcement should this be actually true, it will probably only be a matter of time before we get one from Rockstar.

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